Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title wagon drilling
Date April 23, 1937
Description Photograph shows construction equipment on a hillside in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Section 2M includes Crabtree Meadows with recreational areas and falls. This section stretches from Gooch Gap to Big Laurel Gap with construction beginning 7/04/36 and opening on 7/07/40.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Construction equipment
Drills (machinery)
Land construction
Slope clearing
Wagon drills (Pneumatic machinery)
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives